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2 By_Thy wisdom, Lord, direct us,

'In our childhood be our guide ;
Saviour, by Thy power protect us,

In Thy shelter may we hide.
Pardon may Thy blood procure us,

Sanctify us by Thy grace;
Through the shades of death secure us,

And in heaven we'll sing Thy praise. 42.

The Glory of the Bible. C.M.
1
FATHER

of mercies, in Thy Word
What endless glory shines ;
For ever be Thy name ador'd,

For these celestial lines.
2 Here, the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.
3 O may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,

And still increase in light,
4 Divine Instructor! Gracious Lord !

Be Thou for ever near ;
Teach me to love Thy sacred Word,

And view my Saviour there.
43.
The Wonderful Book.

C.M. 1 GREAT God! with wonder and with praise

On all Thy works I look ;

But still Thy wisdom,

power, and gráce,
Shine brightest in Thy Book.
2 The stars, that in their courses roll,

Have much instruction given;
But Thy good Word informs my soul

How I may rise to heaven.
3 The fields provide me food, and show

The goodness of the Lord;
But fruits of life and glory grow

In Thy most holy Word.
4 Here may I learn how Christ has died,

My sinful soul to save;
Not all the books on earth beside,

Such wondrous tidings have. 44. Instruction from Scripture. C.M. 1 HOW OW shall the young secure their hearts,

And guard their lives from sin ?
Thy Word the choicest rules imparts

To keep the conscience clean. 2 When once it enters to the mind,

It spreads such light abroad;
The meanest souls instruction find,

And raise their thoughts to God. 3 'Tis like the sun, a heavenly light,

That guides us all the day;
And through the dangers of the night,

A lamp to lead our way.

4 Thy Word is everlasting truth;
How
pure

is

every page!
That holy book shall guide our youth,

And well support our age.

III. THE LORD'S DAY.

45.

1

Sabbath Morning.

C.M. THIS blessed day once more returns,

A day of rest and peace; From worldly labours, cares, and thoughts,

We would devoutly cease.
2 Let higher cares and higher joys

Our noblest powers employ;
Cares which prepare our souls for heaven,

For joys without alloy.
3 Let rich and poor, let old and young,

To God's own house repair,
Join with one heart and mind and soul,

In holy praise and prayer.
4 Rejoice, ye children, who are taught

To fear and serve the Lord,
To call his Sabbath a delight,

And love His holy Word. 46.

Sabbath Morning Thoughts.
1 WELCOME, welcome, quiet morning !

Welcome, is this Holy day!
Now the Sabbath morn returning,

Says a week has passed away.

8.7.

Let me think how time is passing.;

Soon the longest life departs ; Nothing human is abiding,

Save the love of human hearts. 2 Father! now one prayer I raise Thee;

Give an humble, grateful heart;
Never let me cease to praise Thee,

Never from Thy fear depart.
Then when years have gathered o'er me,

And the world is sunk in shade,
Heaven's bright realm will rise before me,

There my treasure will be laid.
47.
Sabbath Morning.

C.M.
LORD, in the morning Thou shalt hear,

My voice ascending high ;
To Thee will I direct my prayer,

To Thee lift up my eye.
2 Up to the hills where Christ is gone

To plead for all His saints,
Presenting at His Father's throne

Our songs and our complaints.
3 Thou art a God before whose sight

The wicked shall not stand;
Sinners shall ne'er be Thy delight,

Nor dwell at Thy right hand.
4 But to Thy house will I resort,

To taste Thy mercies there;

I will frequent Thy holy court,

And worship in Thy fear.
5 O may Thy Spirit guide my feet

In ways of righteousness;
Make every path of duty straight,

And plain before my face.
48.
True Worship

L.M. 1 WHEN to the house of God we go,

To hear His word, and sing His love; We ought to worship Him below,

As saints and angels do above.
2 They stand before His presence now,

And praise Him better far than we;
Who only at His footstool bow,

And love Him whom we cannot see. 3 But God is present every where,

And watches all our thoughts and ways;
He marks who humbly join in prayer,

And who sincerely sing His praise. 4 The triflers, too, His eye can see,

Who only seem to take a part;
They move the lip, and bend the knee,

But do not seek Him with the heart. 5 O may we never trifle so,

Nor lose the days our God has given;
But learn, by Sabbaths here below,
To spend eternity in heaven.

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